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To Have and to Hoax

(2020)
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Named a Best Romance of April by Goodreads, Popsugar, Bustle, and more!

In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention—and maybe just win each other back in the process.

Five years ago, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married. Four years ago, they had a fight to end all fights, and have barely spoken since.

Their once-passionate love match has been reduced to one of cold, detached politeness. But when Violet receives a letter that James has been thrown from his horse and rendered unconscious at their country estate, she races to be by his side—only to discover him alive and well at a tavern, and completely unaware of her concern. She’s outraged. He’s confused. And the distance between them has never been more apparent.

Wanting to teach her estranged husband a lesson, Violet decides to feign an illness of her own. James quickly sees through it, but he decides to play along in an ever-escalating game of manipulation, featuring actors masquerading as doctors, threats of Swiss sanitariums, faux mistresses—and a lot of flirtation between a husband and wife who might not hate each other as much as they thought. Will the two be able to overcome four years of hurt or will they continue to deny the spark between them?

With charm, wit, and heart in spades, To Have and to Hoax is a fresh and eminently entertaining romantic comedy—perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Julia Quinn.

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"Endlessly charming... absorbing and clever and at times laugh-out-loud funny." - Kate Clayborn

"To Have and to Hoax is a delightful battle of wits that's funny and touching all at once. James and Violet are perfectly matched, and you'll love watching the sparks fly as they both infuriate each other and fall in love all over again." - Jen DeLuca

"A laugh out loud Regency romp - if you loved the Bridgertons, you'll adore To Have and to Hoax!" - Lauren Willig


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Used availability for Martha Waters's To Have and to Hoax

Hardback Editions

September 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: To Have and to Hoax
Author(s): Martha Waters
ISBN: 1-4328-8206-6 / 978-1-4328-8206-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: To Have and to Hoax: The laugh-out-loud rom-com you don't want to miss!
Author(s): Martha Waters
ISBN: 1-4722-7501-2 / 978-1-4722-7501-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Eternal
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April 2020 : Paperback
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Title: To Have and to Hoax: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Waters
ISBN: 1-982136-11-1 / 978-1-982136-11-6
Publisher: Atria Books
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: To Have and to Hoax
Author(s): Martha Waters
ISBN: 1-79710-530-2 / 978-1-79710-530-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: To Have and to Hoax: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Waters
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: To Have and to Hoax: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Waters
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: To Have and to Hoax: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Waters
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: To Have and to Hoax: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Waters
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: To Have and to Hoax: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Waters
Publisher: Atria Books
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April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: To Have and to Hoax: The laugh-out-loud rom-com you don't want to miss!
Author(s): Martha Waters
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU